If you're wondering how to give back this holiday season, please consider donating either your money or your time to Planned Parenthood. My local PP location (Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains) runs solely on private donations, as do many many other locations.
Without our help, PP wouldn't be able to provide nearly as many people with the Healthcare and sexual education they so desperately need. If your local Planned Parenthood offers abortion services, I urge you to donate to them directly (you can do so in person, over the phone, or online) otherwise you can donate here to wish me a happy birthday 😊
Here's some important funding info straight from www.plannedparenthood.org:
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Planned Parenthood is not “funded” by the federal government. There is no line item in the federal budget for Planned Parenthood, and we don’t get a blank check from the government. Instead, we get grants and reimbursements for specific programs.
Private donations are critical for nonprofit organizations, including Planned Parenthood. Private donations fund grants and programs that help patients pay for services that they can’t afford.Everyone deserves access to quality health care, regardless of your ability to pay. Private donations allow many Planned Parenthood health centers to use a sliding- scale fee system, based on patients’ incomes, to make the cost of care more affordable.